Jan Egeland - United Nations


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There is heavy shelling from the surrounding and encircling SDF forces and there are constant air raids from the coalition. So the civilian casualties are large and there seems to be no real escape for these civilians. Inside Raqqa city, on both sides, conditions are very bleak and it is very hard to assist in all areas.feedback
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Aug 24 2017 United Nations
Jan Egeland has been quoted 55 times. The one recent article where Jan Egeland has been quoted is U.N. calls for pause in air strikes to spare civilians in Syria's Raqqa. Most recently, Jan Egeland was quoted as having said, “On Raqqa, our urging today from the UN side to the members of the humanitarian task force ... is that they need to do whatever is possible to make it possible for people to escape Raqqa. Boats on the Euphrates must not be attacked, people who come out cannot risk air raids when and where they come out. Now is the time to think of possibilities, pauses or otherwise that might facilitate the escape of civilians, knowing that Islamic State fighters are doing their absolute best to use them as human shields.”.
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Apr 08 2017

They do not solve any of my urgent priorities. It is heartbreakingly frustrating to be a humanitarian worker and to have the resources and the supplies but not to be able to reach these people.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I hope that this is a watershed moment, with all of these world leaders saying that they have again woken up to the suffering of the civilians that we see every single day. I hope that it's a re-birth really for diplomacy, both humanitarian and political.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Aleppo

A war where children suffocate to death because of toxic chemicals is a very, very dirty war.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Yemen

In Yemen, if bombs don't kill you, a slow and painful death by starvation is now an increasing threat.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

It will not make America safer. It will make America smaller and meaner.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

It will not make America safer. It will make America smaller and meaner. It's a really sad rupture of a long and proud American bi-partisan tradition that America would be there for those fleeing from terror and for the weak and the vulnerable in the world, which are the refugees.feedback

Dec 16 2016 - Aleppo

Among those desperate to be evacuated are a group of orphans and unaccompanied children.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

It took 4,000 years to build Aleppo – hundreds of generations. One generation managed to tear it down in four years.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

We feel all strongly that the history of Aleppo through this war will be a black chapter in the history of international relations.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

I am afraid for what may come when this operation is over, both for the people of Idlib and all of the other areas that are still contested and where there are hundreds of thousands displaced in the middle of a war zone.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

It's a three-pronged evacuation – of wounded and sick, of vulnerable civilians, and evacuation of fighters. All in all it surely must be well over 1,000, it could be in the thousands.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

We are now receiving information from the Russians that they would indeed want us to participate in the evacuation, but confirmation only seems to come now, this morning, which is very late, because it is already ongoing and there have already been security incidences.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

I am really hopeful because it's long, long overdue.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Aleppo

The Gov'ts of Syria & Russia are accountable for any and all atrocities that the victorious militias in Aleppo are now committing!feedback

Dec 08 2016 - Aleppo

The member states that are supposed to help us get access to civilians in the cross-fire are poles apart in how they regard what is happening in Syria.feedback

Dec 08 2016 - Aleppo

Today 150,000 people are threatened with extermination.feedback

Dec 08 2016 - Aleppo

Russia said they will definitely be discussing with us how to organize the evacuations, but they are not any more promising any pause (in fighting).feedback

Dec 01 2016 - Aleppo

I mean, Europe panicked because we got 400,000 from Syria all over Europe. West Aleppo has that alone.feedback

Nov 24 2016 - Aleppo

We do now have written approval in principle by the armed opposition groups of east Aleppo.feedback

Nov 10 2016 - Aleppo

There will not be more to distribute next week.feedback

Nov 10 2016 - Aleppo

I do believe we will be able to avert mass hunger this winter.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Aleppo

They (the Russians) have said 11 hours per day and four days from today, Thursday. We hope it can be four days from tomorrow Friday.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Aleppo

This is Syria, so everything can go wrong at every possible opportunity.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Aleppo

We hope to continue until we have been able to evacuate all of the cases that need such evacuation, and that would be hopefully done in the course of days, and it could be several hundred cases with their families.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Aleppo

We have gotten it extended in both hours and in terms of days.feedback

Sep 19 2016

It is outrageous that it was hit while offloading at warehouses.feedback

Sep 15 2016 - Aleppo

The reason we're not in eastern Aleppo has again been a combination of very difficult and detailed discussions around security monitoring and passage of roadblocks, which is both opposition and government.feedback

Aug 25 2016 - Aleppo

First, a lifeline to eastern Aleppo, going cross-border from Turkey. Initially we would be ready in the first 48-hour weekly pause to have two convoys, of 20 trucks each, that would carry enough food for 80,000 people in eastern Aleppo.feedback

Aug 25 2016

We have ... agreement now from the Russian Federation for the 48-hour pause, we're waiting (for) it from the other actors on the ground. That has taken more time frankly than I thought was needed.feedback

Jun 16 2016 - Aleppo

I hope and pray that it is extended and that the people of Aleppo can get the respite that they need now, and we can get aid to them. We're going to Afreen today, that's 50,000 people, and that's an area north of Aleppo that hasn't had help for a very long time.feedback

Jun 01 2016 - Iraq

A human catastrophe is unfolding in Falluja. Families are caught in the crossfire with no safe way out. Warring parties must guarantee civilians safe exit now, before it's too late and more lives are lost.feedback

May 12 2016

We have had an assessment mission, our plan to go in the besieged areas, Foua and Kafraya, besieged by armed opposition groups. The mission was not allowed in. A number of excuses were made regarding security and what not.feedback

May 12 2016

Al Waer is one of these places where heartbreaking things happen, where we have a convoy fully loaded, standing for days as it did last week, with supplies that we know there is a desperate need for. And then in the end you are told you have to unload.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Human Rights

You can do a lot. As we speak Europe is preparing for the European Union-Indian dialogue, the annual dialogue which also includes human rights. And that one we believe that Europe must insist that not only has the laws to defend women's rights there has to be a better practise. India has a lot of good laws. In reality corrupt police, corrupt judges, corrupt leaders do not in reality defend the rights of women and what we saw even after some of these horrific rapes was that some politicians religious leaders and others sort of faulted the women for this. This can not be tolerated. The practice, the culture has to change in India as in so many other countries in defending the rights of women.feedback

Jan 31 2013

Well I think the long and good trend is that more and more countries are opening up education for women never before in history have so many girls gone to primary school, secondary school, college and getting university degrees. In many African, Asian and Latin American countries where it was unheard of to have female leaders in politics there are more than before. However we are far, far away from the equality that women deserve and in too many places they are discriminated in the labour market in academia and in political life.feedback

Jan 31 2013

We for example are very critical of the lack of rights for women in Saudia Arabia which is the country supporting some Islamic movements in other countries….feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Human Rights

No we in Human Rights Watch are concerned with a worsening human rights situation in many European countries. I would say in three words this is connected to minorities being discriminated, migrants having their rights violated and that the minorities and migrants are always more vulnerable in times of austerity.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Human Rights

Well Human Rights Watch is a worldwide organisation that researches documents human rights abuse, violence against individuals, lawlessness against people then we publish this so everybody can find out what is the truth and finally we advocate for change, that there should be the rule of law that everybody should have their human rights defended.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Egypt

By exposing what is happening in a place like Saudi Arabia or for that matter now in Egypt where there is a battle of values around all of this and help those courageous women who fight for their own rights and they fight for their won rights from Saudi Arabia to Egypt or for that matter in the horrific civil war in Syria. We have to expose the violations we have to help them fight for their rights as equal to men.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - South Africa

Well we recruit we believe the best of the best. As researchers being experts on countries, they go to the field, the go to Syria, the go to Russia, they go to South Africa they go to China they go to all of the places where there is war, repression, discrimination and human rights abuse. They undertake hundreds of interviews and there are reports then as we publish them every week new reports, new press releases is footnoted to the minutest of detail because we must be absolutely sure that what we publish is the truth and that is our strength what we say is the truth as we have seen it, smelt it, discovered it in the field.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Wiretapping

Oh I mean there are many, many of the old issues like even torture extra judicial executions are still with us. We are now seeing the dramas of Algeria, of Mali and especially in the war of Syria unfolding. The new generation of human rights battles to a large degree is around the freedom o information, the internet. The internet is a great tool for opening up societies opening up dictatorships but it is also a place for surveillance for spreading false accusations and hate so I think in the battle for information and the battle for our minds is one of the future battlefields where our values human rights international law has to be defended.feedback

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